Rosie Ibbotson's research centres on the long nineteenth century, and concerns the entanglements of visual representation and environmental change. She is writing a book titled 'Picturing the imperial Anthropocene: Visual representation and environmental change in the long nineteenth century', and recently she has published on the intersections of visual and material culture and de-extinction. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Canterbury, Rosie completed a doctorate focusing on the transnational Arts and Crafts Movement, before taking up a Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the Yale Center for British Art.
- Ibbotson R. (2019) ‘Pigments not to be effaced’: Visual culture, colonial aesthetics and environmental violence in the long nineteenth century. University of Canterbury: Aotearoa New Zealand Studies Seminar Series, 02 Apr 2019.
- Ibbotson R. (2019) Anthropocene optics: Art, visual representation, and environmental change. Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art: invited lecture for CoCA Public Programme, 02 Mar 2019.
- Ibbotson R. (2019) Image of the environment: Art, visual representation, and ecological violence in the long nineteenth century. Christchurch, Canterbury: invited lecture for UC Arts 'An evening with...' lecture series, 07 May 2019.
- Ibbotson R. (2018) Ice imagery and the end of the world at the long fin-de-siècle. Visual Cultures of Water, University of Canterbury, 28 Apr 2018.
- Ibbotson R. (2018) Inside insights of revisionist museologies. Christchurch: invited keynote lecture for Emerging Museum Professionals New Zealand Huakina 2018, 19-20 May 2018.